Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, August 20, 1919, Page 2, Image 2

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Bolt Strikes Chimney, Then
Turns on Mrs. Mary
Regina Rice
Altoona, Aug. 20.—While closing
a window on the second floor of her
home at Eldorado, during a storm
yesterday afternoon, Mrs. Mary Re
gina Ebersole was struck and killed
by a bolt of lightning. Her lifeless
body was found shortly afterwards
by Louts Conrad, whose home ad
joins and who made an investiga-
Mrs. Ebersole had been working
In the kitchen when the storm broke
and she went bo the upper story to
close the windows in the bedroom.
One of the windows was close by
the chimney which was struck, the
bolt diverting to the woman's body
and striking 'her on the breast.
The upper portion of her body was
badlv burned and her hair and eye
brows singed. The current followed
her body down the right side ana
tore off the right shoe.
Court Takes Child
From Careless Relatives
I.etinnon, Aug. 20. —ln juvenile
court here yesterday Judge Henry
swarded Clarence Fortna, North Ann
ville township the custody of Elmer
Zellers, twelve year old lad of this
city, after it was proven he is being
neglected by his mother, Mrs. Annie
Zellers, and his aunt, Mrs. Harry
Moudy. An older brother, William
Zellers, aged 14 years, of whom cus
tody was sought on the same charge
by Mr. Fortna, was paroled for the
time beink-
Marietta, Aug. 20. Chester
Stump, of Bainbridge, who was in
the foreign war zone fbr over a
year, has returned to his home, hav
ing been mustered out of the service.
He was attached to the infantry and
spent about thirteen months over
fcliSj sS're RHief
Mfor ineigestic:*
Says Eat Less To
Put on Flesh
And Get Strong
Thin weak, nervous wrecks, who
want to put on flesh, get strong and
fine, can almost invariably do so in
two or three weeks by taking with
each ineal a 5-grain tablet of the
great French nerve and blood build
er known among druggists here as
Blood-Iron Phosphate. Big eaters are
often thin as a rail simply because
the food they eat is not assimilated.
Blood-Iron Phosphate, by strengthen
ing the nervous system and enrich
ing the blood, promotes the normal
activity of those vital organs upon
which the processes of assimilation
and metabolism depend, thus enabling
you to make use of the very last bit
of nourishment from the food that
you eat. If you don't feel well, if
you tire easily, don't sleep well or are
too thin, go to Geo. A. Gorgas or any
other good druggist and get enough
Blood-Iron Phosphate for a three
weeks' treatment —it costs only 50
cents a week—and take as directed.
Eat less, chew your food thoroughly,
ahd if at the end of three weeks, you
don't feel stronger and better than
you have for .months; if your eyes
aren't brighter and your nerves
steadier; if you don't sleep better, antl
your vim. vigor, endurance and vital
ity aren't more than doubled, the
druggist will return your money for
the asking and Blood-Iron Phosphate
will cost you nothing.
js Buffalo Forge Co. "|
" jffUES J
Mechanicsburg Aspirants
File Nomination Papers
Mechanicsburg, Pa., Aug. 20.
Nomination papers are finding their
way to the commissioners' offlce
and the following petitions were i
tiled from Mechanicsburg: Council- j
man, S. A. .Burgard, Republican,
Third ward; L. S. Sutton. Republi-j
can, First ward; C. H. Matthew, Re- I
publican, Third ward; H. M. KlocU
ner, Democrat, Third ward; G. H.
Derrick, Democrat, First ward; E.
E. Nailor, Democrat, Fifth ward; W.
O. Myers, Democrat, Fourth ward;
W. A. Fink, judge of election. Fifth
ward; Howard Sutton, inspector,
Fourth ward; C. M. Cocklin, judge of
election, Third ward; John Spriggs,
election inspector. Third ward; H. T.
Bender, judge of election. First
ward; G. W. W. Garretson, judge of
election, First ward.
Two Hurt in Collision
When Automobile Skids
! Mcchnnlosbiirg, Pa., Aug. 20.—Chas.
Nailor tried to turn his automobile |
out of the way of a motorcycle which
was speeding toward him last evei
nirig, but the machine skidded and
Nailor was unable to avert a collision.
The motorcycle was overturned and
.the occupants, J. R. Seaman and wife
were thrown out and injured. Their
hurts were attended to by a local
physician. Neither the automobile or
motorcycle were badly damaged.,
| Nailor engaged an automobile to con
| vey the injured husband ahd wife to
| Harrisburg. They were not seriously
ihurt. The accident happened, at the
lower end of town.
Army Captain Aspires
For Place on York Ticket
York. Pa. Aug 20. Excitement
was caused in local political circles i
yesterday, when Dr. J. Fletcher Lutz.
of Glen Rock, at present bearing the
rank of captain in the army, filed
his petition at the last minute as a
candidate for the Republican nomina
tion for the offlce of County Treas
! urer, opposing Stuart Lafean
! Another late hour petition was that i
of George T. Eckert, of Felton, a
soldier who lost his arm in France,
who desires the Republican nomina
tion for the offlce of Register of Wills.
His opponent is Samuel B. Meisen
Renovo Yardmaster Dies
at Lock Haven Hospital
i •
Sunbury, Aug. 20. W. H. Ryan, j
a former resident of Sunbury, pass- |
ed away at the Lock Haven hospital j
on Monday. The remains were taken
to Renovo for burial.
He was the son of the late Michael
Ryan, of Sunbury, and was yard
master at the Renovo yards of the
Pennsylvania railroad. He was aged
50 years and is survived by a wife
and several children. His brother,
C. D. Ryan, of Renovo, and a sister,
at Milton, also survive. He had been
ill about a year.
Sale of 2.75 Beer Casts
Clearfield Co. Man Permit
Clearfield. Pa., Aug. 20. Judge !
Bell yesterday revoked the retail li- j
quor license held by Jacob Snyder,
of Blue Ball, this county, for selling 1
2.75 per cent beer. This is the only
case known of in this section
2.75 beer has been sold. When Pall
ed before the court. Snyder said that
he did not know whether or not it
was a violation of the law to sell
2.75 per cent beer and Judge Bell
replied "Then I will satisfy your
mind on that point by revoking the
license granted you by this court."
Knights of Friendship
Hold Session in Reading
Heading, Pa., Aug. 20.—Grand Sir j
Knight Marshal H. A. Gerhart,
Philadelphia, presided at the opening
session of the fifty-ninth annual
State convention of the Knights of
Friendship here yesterday.
It is proposed that a committee of
five bo appointed to take" some ac
tion to honor the members who
served in th e World War and that
a past grand sir knight marshal as
sociation be formed.
Bolt Fires Barn and
Crops Near Millersburg
i Millersburg, Aug. 20.—During the
1 sever thunder storm yesterday the
barn on the farm of Roy Heinbatfeh,
a half mile northeast of Millersburg
was struck by lightning and destroy
ed. The cattle ho>ses and other farm
stock were rescued with the excep
tion of a cow which was killed by
the bolt which set the barn on fire.
The seasons crops and farm machin
ery were entirely destroyed. The
loss will be about $5,000 with about
half of that amount insured.
Harrisburg Man Buys
Real Estate in Perry
Liverpool, Aug. 20.—The public sale
of the property .of the late John
Koch, familiarly known as "Daddy"
Koch, was well attended here. Some
of the antiques brought fancy prices.
One' small kitchen mirror was auc
tioned off at S4O. The • real estate
was sold to Frank Kock, who bought
, the small property for $500; William
j Ball, of Harrisburg, bought the large
| property for S6BO. The vacant lots
| were sold to Paul Cox for $475.
Dlllsburg, Pa., Aug. 20.—The Dills
burg Bulletin has been sold to J. W.
Yeisley, of Cressona and Millport.
The new owner will take possession
immediately. Mrs. Yeisley will man
age the local paper until her hus
band severs his connection with other
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If your dental plate is loose or
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, You can eat, laugh, talk with ease.
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Members of Order Gather at Lancaster iind Are Heartily
Greeted and Given Freedom of City by May or
Trout's Spokesman; Will Dance Tonight
Lancaster, Pa., Aug. 20. The
fifty-second annual State convention
of the Knights and Sisters of
Pythias is being held here. The
convention was opened yesterday
morning in the Martin Auditorium,
after a short parade through the
principal streets of the city. All at
tendance records were broken and
the meettrig place was packed.
Alderman W. S. Doebler called the
session to order and the audience
sang "America." A short prayer
was then made by the Rev. M. W.
Schweitzer, Calico Lodge, No. 400.
After this Captain William C. Rehm
gave a short address of welcome. He
said that the visiting Knights and
Sisters of Pythias were as welcome
to Lancaster city and county as the
flowers of* May. •
The city solicitor then gave the
"key of the city" to' Norval R.
Dougherty, grand chancellor, on be
half of Mayor Trout, who could not
attend the meeting. The audience
sang the "Star Spangled Banner."
Mr. Dougherty gave a short talk
and thanked the local Pythians and
city officials for their co-operation.
He said there were more than 8,000
Farmers and Grocers Oppose
Forestalling Ordinance at
Mayor's Conference
Heading, Pa., Aug. 20. —Farmers
and retail grocers clashed with citi
zens and the city council in a spe
cial public conference here yesterday
arranged by Mayor Filbert to dis
cuss an ordinance introduced by
Councilman Hunter providing reg
ulations to govern the purchase of
products from the farmer by the re
tail grocer before they have been
brought to the market stands.
The ordinance makes it unlawful
to purchase or contract for any
products while they are on their way
to the city markets, and conferences
between dealers, which result in a
fixing of a uniform price for goods
offered in the are also
The Retail Grocers' Association
was represented by Joseph R. Dick
inson, attorney. A number of prom
inent grocers were at the session.
In addition there were at least a
dozen farmers. All members of
council were in their seats and the
citizens, in addition to their elected
officeholders, were represented in
the no uncertain statements of How
ard Quaintance and Harry Eckman.
The session frequently became
stormy. Occasionally the mayor
was compelled to call for order when
a number of men engaged in per
sonal arguments. The corridor out
side of the council chamber was
filled with a crowd of people, all
anxious to hear what each side had
to say in regard to the bill.
"I dont believe," declared John
E. Clouser, a grocer who opposes
the ordinance, "that half the people
of Reading deal in the markets and
can prove to you that in many in
stances the price of things at the
grocery stores are less than in the
market. I can prove that by some
of the best citizens of Reading."
Councilman Hunter, father of the
bill which has aroused such general
discussion, asked if it is not true
that grocess go into the markets
before the people have had a chance
at the stands and pick the choice of
provisions, "leaving the less desir
able for the regular market patrons.
Walks Seven Miles When
Copperhead Bites Hand
Lewistown, Pa., Aug." 20.—Lloyd
Briton, of Granville, is suffering
from the bite of a copperhead snake.
While working for the Vincent Lum
ber company in the Licking Creek
valley he reached for a stone and
a snake that lay coiled nearby
struck him on the fleshy part of the
middle finger of his right hand.
Briton was alone and crushing the
wild indigo plant he made a poultice
for the wound, then walked seven
miles across the mountains to the
office of a doctor. The arm is badly
Mt. Union, Aug. 20 —The Rev.
David Stewart Curry, of Clarinda,
lowa, who was given a unanimous
call to the pastorate of the First
Presbyterian church of Mount Un
ion, according to a telegram re
ceived by Charles Howard Welch,
secretary of the committee, has ac
cepted the call, and will take up the
work with the local Presbyterians the
coming month.
Lewistown, Pa., Aug. 20. H. H.
Fisher and family, of Granville!
have picked and shipped in excess
of 1,000 quarts of blackberries this
season for which they received 10
cents a quart or double what has
been paid for them in years gone
by. Fisher's family consist of
eleven children and when they made
an attack on a patch of wild berries
it was cleaned out in a short time.
McVeytown, Pa., Aug. 20.—Several
hundred men, about 100 of them
from the Juniata shops at Altoona,
have dragged the Juniata river in
cessantly for the past sixty hours in
the vain hopes of recovering the
body of Miss Mildred Alice Holton,
16 years old, who drwned in the
Juniata while bathing at Zooks Is
land Sunday.
Columbia, Pa., Aug. 20. Holy
Trinity Catholic parish at a meeting
in the parish hall added $14,500 to
the first subscriptions of $16,000 to
ward the erection of a new church
building to replace the present struc
ture which has been In use more
than sixty years. Another meeting
will be held to arrange for a can
vass of the parish to complete the
Marietta, Aug. 20.—A large num.
I her of members of the Ream family
, in Lancaster county attended the
j annual reunion of this clan in Res
, ervoir Park, Harrisburg, yesterday.
A feature of the reunion was the
"notes" read by returned soldiers.
N. W. Ream re-elected presi
dent of the clan and another re
union voted tor next year*
Pythians ift the Wonjd War and that
many of them lost their livfcs. He
told the audience that the Pythian
Sisters and Knights had come to
Lancaster because they knew it was
famous for its hospiltality.
The music furnished by Burger's
Military Band was one of the chief
features of the session. The band
gave several selections and received
much applause.
Mrs. Alice B. Dale, grand chief of
Pythian Sisters Qf Pennsylvania, and
Mrs. Sophia Rassler, grand shield
of Pythian Sisters of New Jersey,
also addressed the Knights of
Pythias on behalf of their sisters.
John N. Hetrick gave a short greet
ing address.
In the afternoon both the Knights
and Sisters of Pythias held business
meetings at their respective head
qyartcrs. In the evening the Pythian
Sisters gave a reception in the Hotel
Brunswick ball room.
To-day is being spent in making
preparations for the election and
dance. The election will be held
on Thursday afternoon and the
dance will be held to-night at the
Hotel Kossmere.
Xortliiimberland Co. Commis
sioners Get Einal Eig
ures From Experts
Sunbury, Aug. 20.—Estimates of
of the value of the coal lands In
Northumberland county have been
practically completed by Engineers
Sekol and Monroe, the county com
missioners were informed here to
day. Some slight changes are being
made, but the report presented to
the commissioners will be practically
unchanged. The previous estimate
of $107,000,000 will substantially be
the final figure.
The representatives of the coal
companies whose lands in Northum
berland county are affecft-l by the
increase in valuations, will confer
with the commissioners at a meet
ing at the ourt house on Friday of
this week.
The figures as estimated by the
engineers will not be placed on the
assessment books until the com
panies are given an opportunity to
state their case. Should an agree
ment be reached, the assessments
will he laid and the taxes collected.
Should the companies decide to
fight, the case will be carried to the
county court.
Mt. Wolf Workmen Get
Fortune in Labor Bonuses
Mt. Wolf, Pa., Aug. 20. Between
fifty and seventy-five thousand dollars
were paid out to-day by the Mt. Wolf
branch of the American Wire Fabrics
company to employes in bonuses. The
money will be paid on a sliding scale.
Over 300 employes will be affected
and 100 draw about S3OO apiece.
Miner Confesses Theft of
$l,lOO at Coupon Store
Altoona, Pa., Aug. 20.—After one
administration of the third degree,
Robert Ducoli, 21, coal miner, con
fessed yesterday that he had stolen
$l,lOO from the mining company
store at Coupon, and led the police
to the woods where he burled the
cash. Every penny was recovered.
Ducoli was held for trial.
Hagcrstown, M., Aug. 20.—Leon
R. Yaurt.ee, one of the Democratic
candidates for the Maryland House
of Delegates from this county, has
announced his candidacy for the
speakership of the House if elected
this fall. Mr. Yourtee served two
terms in the Legislature and is well
known at Annapolis and throughout
the State.
New Cumberland, Aug. 20.—Mr.
and Mrs. George Capp, of Bellavista,
announce the birth of a son, George
Aaron Capp, Sunday, August 17.
Mr. and Mrs. William Chronister, of
Second street, announce the birth of
1 a son, George William Chronister
Monday morning, August 18. Mr'
and Mrs. Arthur Zimmerman an
nounce the birth of a son on Tuesday
August 19.
Lewistown, Pa., Aug. 20.—Mrs
Lizzie Hamilton, of the Lewistown
Narrows, caught 35 pounds of eels
a 10-pound river carp and two suck
ers weighing four pounds each while
fishing 'in the Juniata river in the
Lewistown Narrows last night. This
is said to be the largest catch made
by an individual with hook and line
in a decade. .
F.nhant—Miss Ethel E. Aungst, who
spent the past week visiting friends
in Lewistown, has returned home.
DUlsburg Harry Spahr, a rural
mail carrier, caught In the woods
near here two monkey faced owls.
Turnpike—-The canning factory at
this place was reopened yesterday
by Albert Rehmeyer, the proprietor.
DnlliiKtown —Harry Mowory, York,
and Miss Anna Bailey, this place,
were married by the Rev. Robert D.
Marietta —Mrs. Susanna R. Weaver,
74 years old, of Martic, Lancaster
county, dropped dead as she arose
from the dinner table.
Windsor Charles Adair, Lower
Windsor township, has purchased 80
acres of farming and wood land ad
joining his own farm, for $3,500.
Gettysburg The seventh annual
picnic of the Marsh Creek Hunting
Club was held yesterday in the
mountain west of Cashtown.
Laurel —A reception will be held on
Thursday evening in the New Har
mony Presbyteriun church in honor
of the returned soldiers and sailors
York —Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Sanner
and frank Gise, of this city, have re
turned home from an auto trip of
1,700 miles and through 11 States.
Gettysburg—Private Curtis Klme,
perhaps the youngest soldier who
went to the European war trom
Hungry Thieves Feast
on Loot Outside Home
Hagcrstown, Md., Aug. 20.—Break
ing into the residence of County
Commissioner D. Harry Anthony
while he and members of the family
were in this city attending a band
conoert, thieves stole three large
cakes, some bread and several jars
of fruit and going outdoors feasted
on their loot. Later the same men,
it is supposed, stole a ham and other
eatables from the dinner table at
the residence of Abram Martin, near
Maugansville, while Mrs. Martin was
out pf the dining room and made
their escape. •
Bolt Hits Railroad
Station; Stuns Employe
Ilager.stown. Md., Aug. 20. —Dur-
ing a severe thunderstorm yesterday
a bolt of lightning struck and badly
damaged a corner of the Western
Maryland railroad depot in this city.
Baggageman Garver was stunned
and hurled against a platform and
injured when the bolt, which hit a
large chimney, followed it into the
baggageroom, tearing away a large
glass awning and creating fissures in
the brick walls. The damage
amounts to about SSOO.
Surplus Fund to Be
Used as Memorial
Halifax, Aug. 20.—Halifax is to
have a public park as a memorial
to its soldiers, the celebration com
mittee has decided.
A committee, consisting of W.
Thomas Willits, Dr. J. W. Neff, M.
W. Ettor, G. M. Smith and C. C.
Baker was appointed to look for a
suitable site. The celebration com
mittee, after paying all bills, finds a
surplus of over S4OO. This will be
used for park purposes.
Husband Killed on Way
to Bedside of Dying Wife
Columbia, Pa., Aug. 20.—While
on the way to the bedside of his
dying wife, Herbert Bailey, a son of
Mr. and Mrs. William Bailey, of this
place, was struck by a train and in
stantly killed at a New Jersey cross
ing yesterday morning. The tele
gram announcing his death reached
Columbia shortly before noon. His
wife, who was overcome by gas,
died during the morning.
Palmyra Will Assist
Hummelstown in Welcome
. Palmyra, Aug. 20.—Representatives
of the Hummelstown P. O. S. of A.,
paid a visit to Washington Camp No.
192, Palmyra on Monday and invited
the latter to participate in the wel
come home ceremonies which will be
staged at Hummelstown on Labor
Pay. The Palmyra Sons immediately
accepted the invitation with the an
nouncement that they will turn out
in force and help make the celebra
tion a grand success.
Bite of Insect Results
in Blood Poisoning
Mechnnlcnbiirg, Pa., Aug. 20.—Bit
ten by an insect, H. M. Hess, a West
Main street groceryman, has liis
right hand swathed in bandages and
is being treated for blood poison.
Hess remembers that some days ago
he was bitten.
Mechanicsburg, Pa., Aug. 20.
Mechanicsburg Union of the W. C.
T. U. will be represented at the an
nual meeting of the Cumberland
County W. C. T. U., which will he
held in the Evangelical church at
Lemoyne on Thursday, August 21, by
Mrs.-Ella Cline and Mrs. P. L. Beist
line. Among the other members
who will be present from this place
are Mrs. John H. Bowman, Mrs. C.
E. Umberger, Mrs. W. A. Cornman,
Mrs L. G. Firestone and Mrs. J. A.
Lewistown, Pa., Aug. 20. Two
unusually hard storms visited Mif
flin county, one on Monday evening
and the other on Tuesday afternoon.
The sky grew so dark lights were
turned on in all business places. The
downpour of rain was heavy and
much damage was done to vegeta
tion in gardens and on farms. Many
low lands were Hooded.
Glenville, Pa., Aug. 20.—The Rev.
W. H. Ehrhart performed a double
wedding ceremony when two sisters.
Katie Ellen Miller and Florence
Luella Miller, daughters of Mr. and
Mrs. William Miller, near Green
Ridge were married respectively to
Leroy Hinkle, Hanover, and George
Hamilton Lau, Porter's.
New Cumberland, Aug. 20.—0n ac
count of the pastor, the Rev. H. C.
Heighes taking a vacation, there
will be no preaching in the Church
of God on Sunday, Aug. 24.
New Cumberland, Aug. 20. Mrs.
Edith Feight entertained at cards at
her home on Market Square yesterday
[Other State News on Pnge 4.]
Adams county, has been discharged
and returned home.
Wayneaboto —Sentiment Is running
high at Penmar park over the water
famine, and the failure of the Rou
zerville Water Company to adequately
serve its consumers.
Gettysburg —The annual reunion of
the King-Mcllhcnny families, two of
the oldest families in Adams county,
was held to-day at the Great Cono
wago church near Hunterstown.
Felton— S. 8, Grove, engaged in the
lumber business here, figured in his
seventh automobile accident, when
in trying to turn his car around it
overturned on him. He escaped ser
ious 'injury.
Marietta —On Saturday there will
be a base ball contest at the Mari
etta Storage Yards between Maytown
and the Storage Yards nine, the pro
ceeds to be given to the Community
"louse Fund.
IloiizcrvlUc —Announcement of the
marriage of Elmer Baker and Miss
Elizabeth Wcddle, which occurred in
May, 1918, and has been kept a sec
ret, is now made here. The couple
were married in Baltimore.
Carlisle —The third annual reunion
of the Lebo family will be held on
Saturday at Boiling Springs Park. A
business meeting will be held at 2
P. M., after which there will be games
and sports. Several prominent speak-
I era will make address#*
Sunday Schools Ready to Hold
Outing at Rolling Green
Liverpool, Aug. 20. —Fair weather
is all that is needed to make the J
annual Liverpool Sunday school pic
nic to be held to-morrow t Rolling
Green Park a success. Many people
already have arrived here for the
event and many more will be here
by evening. Nothing has been left
undone In the arrangements. At 8
o'clock Thursday morning autos will
transport all picnickers free to the
park. An unusual program of games
and contests has been arranged for
the day. The Liverpool Citizen's
Band will furnish music. All stores
and business places will be closed
and the town people will have a gala
day at Rolling Green.
Retired Pennsy Employe
Dies Suddenly at Home
Columbia, Pa., Aug. 20. — Henry
L. Wanbaugh, a retired Pennsyl
vania railroad carpenter, and. a vet
eran of the Civil War, fell dead late
yesterday while working at repairs
in a house near his homo. He was
descending a ladder when he was
attacked by heart disease and
dropped to the lloor in the room in
which 'he was working. He was
seventy-seven years old and the last
of his family. His nearest surviv
ing relative is a granddaughter, Mrs.
Walter Deaner, of Mr.
Wanbaugh belonged to the Pennsyl
vania Railroad Veterans Associa
tion, the P. It. R. Relief, Grand
Army of the Republic and Bain
bridge Council, No. £3l, O. U. A.
M. He was a prominent member
of Trinity Reformed church.
Mail Flier Forced to
Land Near Reedsville
Lewistown, Pa., Aug. 20.—United
States mail airplane No. 92, becom
ing lost in the heavy storm that
passed over this section on Monday
afternoon, was forced to land in a
wheat field of Harry Reed, near
Reedsville. The aviator was on his
way from Cleveland to Beliefonte.
The machine came down with force
enough to cause it "to sink into the
! soft ground. Ten bags of mail were
| being carried in the machine. The
driver had reached the vicinity of
Beliefonte, but could not land there
on. account of the storm. Steering
towards Lewistown he became be
wildered. The machine was but
slightly damaged and the driver un
injured. He remained at Reedsville
over night.
Merchants Take Steps
Against Shoplifters
Hagerstown, Md., Aug. 20. —While
consumers are arrayed against re
tailers here who are accused of
profiteering, merchants of the city
have organized to fight, expose or
prosecute female shoplifters who are
accused of stealing hundreds of dol
lars worth of goods. The •mer
chants as individuals hesitated about
taking action against the women,
some of them being prominent so
cially and wealthy, and they finally
agreed to organize for self protec
tion and to apply the law whenever
necessary. The merchants have
employed a lawyer to handle all
such cases and hope to break up the
practiic. %
Reading Supervisor Tells
Foremen of Improvements
Lebanon, Aug. 20. Supervisor
Joseph G. Brand, of the Harrisburg
division, Philadelphia and Reading
railroad, yesterday morning held a
conference with all section foremen
employed between Reading and Har
risburg, at his offices hero concerning
work and improvements contemplated
during the next few months. New
equipment recently received was
demonstrated and the foremen made
familiar with its operation. This is
expected to bo of valuable assistance
in rush work and derailments in the
Greencastle Masons Will
Observe 50th Anniversary
Greencastle, Pa, Aug. 20.—Mount
Pisgah Lodge, No. 443 P. and A. M.,
will observe the 50th anniversary of
its founding next Sunday, Monday
and Tuesday evenings. On Sunday
evening religious services will be
held in the Presbyterian church. The
sermon will be delivered by the Rev.
T. O. Keister, of Staunton, Va„ a
member of the Lodge. On Monday
and Tuesday evenings' meetings will
be held in the lodge rooms, with a
number of prominent speakers in at
3j fcmin Jpsnw '
What does
your coffee
cost you
| sleeplessness?
There's a reason
in fact there are
many reasons for
changing from
coffee to
j —at grocers
AUGUST 20, 19T9.
New Bridge at Burnham
Completed by Contractors
Lewistown, Pa., Aug. 20. The
new concrete bridge at Burnham,
near here and just completed, is
" lan a hundred foot span with
-4-foot abutments. During the con
struction the contractors had much
to contend with, as unusually high
water carried away much of their
scaffolding and other material and
caused them big loss.
' -T - • I I I -i I 11 'I I * 1
Some Plain Facts About I
Furniture Shortage
I Grand Rapids, Mich., as most people know, is
the furniture center of the United States.
Twice a year 350 of the leading furniture
manufacturers of the country, in addition to
about 40 local makers, exhibit their samples
there and take orders for six months ahead.
This year the Summer expositfon-and-sale was sched-
J tiled to begin June 2d and continue for one month.
It closed practically within a week
€As a matter of fact most of the
factories were oversold the first !jj
More than 2200 retail buyers i
attended the sale. The highest S
number in former years was I
800 of the buyer* were there }"j
the first day—all of them within If
the week. Formerly they* used i
h to come gradually—Eastern buy- I
v nr 1 ers first, Western buyers later— fe
1 1 after the Fourth of July.
f This year they pounced upon |
J Grand Rapids at one time.
Hotels had to put from 4to 16 ft
igSqKSfa cots ' n a room to house them. ft
Private homes had to open their
Factpry showrooms were bombarded. Literally hun- g
dreds of buyers were clamoring to get in at 8:30 o'clock I
on the first Monday. When admitted the buyers over
ran the place, made out their own orders (prices are
always marked in plain figures on the furniture), took. [
these orders to the office and said, "Ship as soon as you
Some of the factories closed up their display roomstj SI
after the first day "to see where they were at." Most |s
of them were sold out.
Now why this condition?
Here were buyers from
stores in every part of -
the 1 country offering to |
Because they had let
their stocks run down (§ff
:| daily last,year after the ■ I -JKSIm
I armistice, expecting lower |
prices, which did not —IJ
come and will not come.
In addition the strike in |§)
the big furniture centers
of Rockford, 111., and ' ' jLt4lf
Jamestown, N. Y., pre
vented them from mak
ing furniture.
All this means a shortage of
furniture —a bjg shortage
It means prices will not drop they will even go |
higher, and are going higher.
Why then do we continue
our August Sale?
Because we have the goods, bought long enough ago
to have secured low prjees.
And because we are merchants
and not speculators
We could close the
sale now, mark up the |
H prices on the basis of 1
S M P resent wholesale costs I
y 9 niture next winter and
T '*' P- H s P r ' n ff at abnormal
U But our way is to
"f~ p|i, B sell as we buy —so the |
uT" 1 —— sa ' e continues.
After .investigating the Grand Rapids market, talking
with manufacturers and dealers, we reach the conclusion |
that we are selling furniture—our kind—at lower prices I
than any other store in Harrisburg.
The people must know this fact, for our August Sale
I is increasing over any former year.
There have been so many shortages—actual and
|1 threatened —food, wool, ice, coal—that we hesitated to K
tell of this furniture shortage. But the story of Grand
Rapids is so unusual and so full of meaning that we feel
the public is entitled to know the facts.- It will act as it I
thinks wise.
Speeders Add $240 to
State Highway' Treasury
GettyNbnrg, Pa., Aug. 20. Two
hundred and forty dollars was added
to the treasury of the State High
way Department last week by fines
imposed for violating speed laws on
the Lincoln Highway. State Police
Shaver and Confer made twenty-four
arrests for exceeding the speed limit
of thirty miles. Each offender was
fined $lO and made pay costs of $4.25.